Tulsa Race Riot


Telling Tulsa’s Story

A young African American man stepped onto an elevator on May 31, 1921. Dick Rowland, likely on a break from his shoe shine job, had planned to use the restroom on the fourth floor of the Drexel Building. He and his colleagues had restricted access to public facilities; this was […]


Presence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder 2

Does knowing a history make us love places more? I tried to move away from Tulsa and back to Pittsburgh for the first three years we lived in Oklahoma. Everything, I decided, was better in the ‘burgh. We had better weather, better sports, better landscape, better highways, better people (my […]